One dead, two injured as U-Haul truck crashes into tree on Chestnut Hill Road

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No names were identified as police seek to notify next of kin. (Rochester Police photo)

ROCHESTER - One motorist was killed and two others hurt when a U-Haul truck went off the road and crashed into a tree on Saturday.

Rochester police say the crash occurred on Chestnut Hill Road in the area of Roger Allen Park around 12:50 p.m.

When police arrived they found the U-Haul truck with substantial damage in the northbound lane.

One passenger was found deceased, police said.

One passenger was taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital for serious injuries, police said, while the driver was taken to Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester for treatment.

The Strafford County Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident.

A portion of Chestnut Hill Road was shut down for several hours.

None of those involved in the crash were identified.

Police are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the accident or may have any information regarding it contact them at 603-330-7128. You can also provide information and remain anonymous by calling the Rochester Crime Line at 603-335-6500 or Text to: CRIMES (274637) Body of Text: TEXT4CASH + your tip. Cash rewards are offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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